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Undroppable will explore the rising dropout rate in America's school system.
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• Usher is set to produce a new educational documentary. Undroppable will take a closer look at the dropout epidemic across the United States. The film is set to be completed by the end of 2013 and will be released in 2014. “I knew Usher was very passionate about the issue of education so I felt this was a great project to bring to him,” said Scooter Braun, a fellow producer of the film. “His expertise will be invaluable as we continue this film and movement.” [Hollywood Reporter]
• Kerry Washington is the newest face of Neutrogena! The Scandal star will also be the company’s newest consultant. In her new role, Washington will be helping create marketing initiatives and deliver product feedback. “I never wanted to partner with a company where I felt like I was losing myself and my sense of authenticity,” said the star. “This is really about working with a company I respect and admire.” [People]
• Master P and his wife, Sonya, have called it quits. After 24 years of marriage, Sonya filed for divorce citing irreconcilable differences. She’s seeking full custody of their four minor children as well as spousal support. TMZ has learned that the couple has been separated for years. In 2011, Sonya filed court documents to receive child support. [TMZ]
• Prince is hosting a pajama party tonight at his Minneapolis home. According to Rolling Stone, guests arriving to “The Breakfast Experience Pajama Dance Party” should come wearing their PJ’s only. The flyer for the party doesn’t promise Prince will be performing, but his new band 3rdEyeGirl will. The soiree begins at 2 a.m. and entry requires a $50 donation. [RollingStone]
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